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High Mountain Expeditions

3149 Tynecastle Hwy, Banner Elk, NC 28604-7788
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A rafting trip that's not for everyone - Beware of freezing buckets of water!

This whitewater rafting trip does not advise its' customers that they will be soaked with freezing... read more

Reviewed 31 July 2017
HeidiHo2016
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Redwood City, California
Great rafting guides & spectacular views - highly recommended!

We spent the day river rafting down the Nolichucky River with our wonderful guide Jewel. She rocked... read more

Reviewed 30 July 2017
jlizatwins
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Lake Wylie, South Carolina
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Welcome to High Mountain Expeditions. We are located in the heart of the Blue Ridge Mountains, with two locations to serve you in Boone and Banner Elk, North Carolina. High Mountain Expeditions offers outdoor activities, such as whitewater rafting, caving, and hiking for every member of your group or family.The team at High Mountain Expeditions invites you to join us in the beautiful Blue Ridge Mountains on one of our many outdoor adventures.
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  • Average4%
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Hours Today: 07:00 - 18:00
Suggested Duration: More than 3 hours
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3149 Tynecastle Hwy, Banner Elk, NC 28604-7788
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Reviewed 31 July 2017

This whitewater rafting trip does not advise its' customers that they will be soaked with freezing cold water often and there is no 'opt out' for those who want to stay dry and enjoy the scenery and learn something about rafting. The moment you step...More

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Reviewed 30 July 2017

We spent the day river rafting down the Nolichucky River with our wonderful guide Jewel. She rocked the class 3/4 rapids and was so much fun! This staff has the best customer service. Even though we were delayed due to our car breakdown, they held...More

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Reviewed 30 July 2017 via mobile

Great trip well executed by HME. We have a mix of adventure levels in my family from big seeker to I am only going to shut you up. We all had a a great time! The staff is witty and organized, and safely keep us...More

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Reviewed 29 July 2017 via mobile

We had a blast on the Watauga River!! The guides were so much fun and informative. Be warned you will not stay dry on this trip!! River is very pretty. A great way to escape the summer heat!

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Reviewed 29 July 2017 via mobile

We enjoyed such a refreshing experience! Got that folks? Refreshing! Not cold!! Seriously though, Ethan, our guide, kept us entertained and safe. This was a perfect introduction to rapids rafting. P.s. make the jump, don't wimp out.

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Reviewed 28 July 2017 via mobile

They offer the best entrance and exit off and on the river. My elderly parents were able to go tubbing because of the ease of access offered by high mountain expeditions. They offer steps into the water and a nice easy exit out. I have...More

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Reviewed 27 July 2017 via mobile

We took our kids (20, 19, 17 & 13) for their first white water experience today. We had the most awesome time. The guides really make the trip. They were friendly, courteous, expierenced, humorous, professional, and knowledgeable about rafting and the river itself. Added nature...More

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Reviewed 26 July 2017 via mobile

We just got back from a fantastic day caving with High Mountain Expeditions. The staff was fantastic. The cave was so much fun. I'm a mom that took four teenage boys and an eleven year old boy on the three hour tour. So many boys...More

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Reviewed 22 July 2017 via mobile

We had a great time white water rafting with this company. It took a little while to get going from the pick up point but once we got going it was great! They kept us entertained on the ride and then we stopped for a...More

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Reviewed 18 July 2017 via mobile

We had an Amazing time with Jeremy as our guide! We had 4 young children with us, and they had the time if their lives! We can't wait to go again!

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pixiestix0115
30 November 2016|
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Response from cartercreek4 | Reviewed this property |
According to their website they do offer hiking expeditions. We went rafting with them and had a wonderful time. If we were to do any other type of expedition I would try them out again. If you go to their website it will... More
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Response from Benjy W | Reviewed this property |
$85 plus $2 tax per person. Then tip the guide $15.
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